The traditions of China give a distinct cultural identity.
These include festivals; religion; tea; traditional medicine and games. The Chinese language has its own section.
|Festivals||A guide to the important festivals in China including information on the New Year, Lantern and Mid Autumn Festivals.|
|Religion||A guide to religious beliefs in China. Also see our introduction to religious concepts.|
|Tea||The cultivation of tea began in China. It is still a key part of Chinese culture.|
|Tea Houses||The taking of tea in a Sichuan teahouse is still steeped in tradition.|
|History of Tea - The Universal Beverage||A survey of the history of tea from its earliest days.|
|Xuanzang||Buddhist xuanzang and the ‘Warehouse-Consciousness’ concept in China.|
|Chinese Calligraphy - its significance in China||Traces the enduring importance of the written script in China through the last two thousand years.|
|Daoism||The ancient Daoist tradition has strong ties with modern environmentalism.|
|Astrological Years||Background to the familiar Chinese Astrological twelve year cycle|
|Symbolism in Chinese Art||The history of art and the hidden meanings in Chinese Art.|
|Dunhuang Art||The Dunhuang caves and the development of Chinese Art.|
|Calendar||The history of the Chinese Calendar system including timing of New Year|
|Marriage||Learn about attitudes and traditions associated with marriage in China|
|Food||Chinese food is chosen to be carefully balanced for nutrition and health.|
|Kite Flying||Kite flying has been a traditional pastime for centuries.|
|Medicine||Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) continues to gain acceptance in the West.|
|TCM||Another survey of the use of Traditional Chinese Medicine.|
|Dao de jing||The life of the Daoist philosopher Lao Zi and the book ‘Dao de jing’.|
|Acupuncture||Acupuncture is an important part of Traditional Chinese Medicine involving insertion of needles at key points on the body.|
|Making Lanterns||Making traditional Chinese lanterns is not as easy as it might seem.|
|Papercuts||One of the chief art forms in China is the 'papercut', appropriate as the Chinese also invented paper.|
|Chess||The Chinese Chess Game has a large following and offers an interesting variation to the Western game of Chess|
|Go||The Game of Go has simple rules that lead to a game with beguiling complexity.|
The London Jing Kun Opera Association ➚
The only society in the UK that promotes both Jing and Kun Opera.|
Chinese language and culture forum ➚ Discuss topics of the day with a large online community worldwide. Wide selections of topics from language to politics.
Asian Art in London ➚ A directory of dealers in all kinds of Asian art including many Chinese shops, auction houses, exhibitions and events.
China the beautiful ➚ Celebrates 5,000 years of Chinese culture with introduction to poetry, calligraphy, painting, chinese characters, literature, painting and philosophy. Some information in Chinese. Lots of cultural information and includes an English-Chinese online dictionary.
Feng Shui Society ➚ Information about all aspects of Feng Shui in the UK including courses and practictioners.
Learning Chinese ➚ A directory of useful resources for learning the Chinese language.
Enchanted Learning ➚ Make lanterns, models and learn about China at the same time. Aimed at children.
Chinese Brush Painting ➚ Background information about the tradition of chinese bruh painting.
Art Chinese ➚ View and buy works of art by contemporary artists.
Classical Music ➚ A more learned backgound to Chinese music.
Amazing Chinese Food ➚ All about chinese food: recipes; diets; nutition
Friends of the Church in China ➚ Membership organisation that promotes links with Christian churches in China.
Find a Chinese language teacher ➚ Locate a teacher of the Chinese language conveniently close to you.
Sinophilia ➚ Lots of general information about language, culture, art, religions and especially Daoism.
Tai Chi Resources ➚ Find a course or learn the basics of TaiChi.
Zhong Ding ➚ Traditional Chinese Martial Arts Association : Information about Taiji and other martial arts in the UK.
China Today ➚ Large amount of news about all aspects of life in China. [China]
National Palace Museum ➚ Browse the large collection of material from the famous National Palace Museum which contains many great Chinese treasures.
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